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Lockdown roadmap: What businesses will open on April 12? Boris makes major announcement


Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday the Government would be going ahead with the planned reopening of the next sector of the economy next week. With the vaccine programme rolling out quickly and efficiently in the UK and infection rates drastically falling, Mr Johnson said England would proceed to Stage Two of his roadmap out of lockdown from April 12. The Government added people should continue to work from home where they could and minimise domestic travel, while also confirming it is looking at a COVID-status certification system, or vaccine passports, in an effort to facilitate larger events. 

Mr Johnson told the press briefing the lockdown changes coming up in England were “fully justified” but urged the public not to be complacent. 

The Prime Minister said: “We think that these changes are fully justified by the data, which shows that we are meeting our four tests for easing the lockdown. 

“But, and you know I am going to say this, we can’t be complacent. We can see the waves of sickness afflicting other countries and we have seen how this story goes. 

“We still don’t know how strong the vaccine shield will be when cases begin to rise, as I’m afraid to say they will, and that’s why we’re saying please get your vaccine or your second dose when the turn comes.”

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What businesses will open on April 12?

April 12 will see the Government implement step two of their roadmap out of lockdown restrictions. 

From this date, pubs and hospitality venues will be allowed to serve customers outside. 

Brits will be glad to know that long-awaited haircut will be back on the cards next Monday, while nail shops can also provide treatments once more. 

Zoos can finally welcome back visitors outdoors, while non-essential shops can open their doors to customers again after more than three months of closures. 


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